Archos says all G9 tablets getting ICS by February

Archos says all G9 tablets getting ICS by February
Archos isn't a name that usually comes up when talking about Android tablets, but the company does have a couple pretty nice options in the budget range with the Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 (the 8" and 10.1" versions, respectively), and it seems those models will soon be seeing some Ice Cream Sandwich love. 

Archos is in the South Hall at CES right now, and is showing off ICS running on the G9 tablets. The reps there have said that both G9 tablets will be getting the official update to ICS by the first week of February. This matches up perfectly with what we had heard before, which was that the tabs would be getting the ICS update in Q1 of this year. 

Apparently, if you are at CES, the demo units are running Android 4.0.1, but the update will bring it to Google's baseline 4.0.3. Archos also said that ICS will be pre-loaded on retail versions of the G9 tabs sometime soon after the official OTA. 



1. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I might be getting one of these tablets next week. I really like the optional 3G stick.

2. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I bought the 8 inch model. Screen clarity was excellent. Stock honeycomb with the market which was good to see. The build quality was bad. Screen was bendable and it only has 512mb of ram so it was a little slow. Just a heads up.

3. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I had the previous generation archos 101 tablet and while the clarity was great and it was able to run the market by side loading it on there, the screen felt cheap and sometimes you had to recalibrate the screen (didn't know you had to that with a capacitive screen). Also the device saw a slight speed hit if it was used for long periods of time but i haven't tried a G9 so i couldn't confirm what you have to say but it sounds like some of the same problems are there like you said. Quantity vs. Quality

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